Tuesday 8 October 2019 ore 19:30 - 21:00

Summer at MAXXI – Books at MAXXI.Our Interference Times: a visual record by Michael Stipe with Douglas Coupland

MAXXI Piazza*
Sector A € 10 / SOLD OUT
Sector B € 8 / SOLD OUT
The ticket allows a 10% discount on the book’s purchase and a free pass to the book signing after the event.

In a kaleidoscope of pixels and halftones, this book alternates visual records of the past with traces of a new and developing memory.

Our Interference Times: a visual record is the second in a series of books presenting the versatile artistic personality of Michael Stipe. In this volume, Stipe, together with the writer and artist Douglas Coupland, investigates how analogue culture, which represents our past, interacts with the digital world, our present and future.

From a visual point of view, for Stipe this interaction is distilled into what in graphic design circles is defined as a moiré pattern and literally an interference. The images presented in the book are drawn from the vast archive of photos taken by Michael Stipe.

After the presentation, there will be a book signing.


Giovanna Melandri, President Fondazione MAXXI

Michael Stipe, singer songwriter and artist
Dario Pappalardo, journalist at La Repubblica


In collaboration with Damiani

Hotel partner

Digital imaging partner


*in case of bad weather, the event will take place in the MAXXI Auditorium (Sector A) live-streamed in the Museum’s lobby (Sector B).

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